Technology

Veikkaus Finland appoints SBTech to lead end-to-end sportsbook overhaul

Multi-channel sportsbook and systems provider SBTech has won the competitive tender to act as the lead online and retail sports betting systems provider for Veikkaus Finland. This morning, SBTech confirmed that it has won the hotly contested ‘public procurement process’ to service Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus, who in 2018 called for a wholesale systems upgrades improving the firm’s digital capacities …

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Playtech confirms Susan Ball governance departure

Issuing a short statement, FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc has informed that Susan Ball has chosen to step down as a company Non-Executive Director and member of the board. Updating stakeholders, Playtech governance confirms that Ball will officially leave her role at the end of the month, with the executive seeking to ‘pursue new business opportunities’. Ball has served …

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Sportradar & PlaySight to disrupt Belgian EMBL basketball

A three-way tie-up is set to disrupt Belgian basketball viewership, with global sports data firm Sportradar partnering with video analytics firm PlaySight and the EuroMillions Basketball League (EMBL), Belgium’s highest level of professional basketball. Moving forward all EMBL syndicated games and content will be produced and distributed utilising PlaySight’s Smart AI and automated production sports technology through Sportradar OTT. The content partnership …

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International drive sees Digitain open UK regional office

Bolstering its commercial capacity, industry omnichannel systems provider Digitain has confirmed the opening of a new UK regional office in Sheffield.   Recently appointed Head of International Business Development Simon Westbury will head up the Sheffield hub, which will provide ‘localised client-facing and account-management services’ supporting Digitain’s international growth plans. In its update, Digitain confirms that it has begun to …

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HBLB places sectional timing and tracking tech at the front of 2019 budget

The UK Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has published its official expenditure plans, outlining racing funding allocations for the full calendar year 2019. In its statement, HBLB governance details that it has established how to allocate its reduced budget of £94m (previously £99m) to support racing innovations, resources and stakeholders. The statutory body overseeing the racing levy responsibilities has committed …

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Singular appoints Rob Dowling to lead commercial drive

Strengthening its commercial capacity, Malta-based bespoke igaming and sports betting systems provider Singular has confirmed the appointment of Rob Dowling as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) heading up the firm’s B2B sales unit. A seasoned industry executive, Dowling joins Singular’s senior management team from payment solutions provider emerchantpay Ltd, where he formerly lead the payment firm’s commercial development for the igaming …

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OPTIMA hits compliance high points for GLI-33 certification

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OPTIMA has achieved Gaming Labs International (GLI) certification GLI-33 for its OPTIMAMGS™ sports betting and gaming system. Meanwhile, the award-winning betting technology supplier also secured GLI certification to service the re-regulated gambling market in Sweden, after passing special checks around player protection and self exclusion systems. This Swedish go-ahead arrives just a week after the company obtained the certification to …

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FIBA deepens partnership commitment with Genius Sports

World governing body for professional basketball FIBA has extended and its legacy partnership with Genius Sports, covering multiple data and technology disciplines. Expanding a partnership that has existed since 2004, FIBA and Genius Sports will continue to work closely together improving professional basketball’s data and digital infrastructures, providing support to over ‘200 leagues and federations worldwide’. New partnership directives, see …

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GVC expands Optimove CRM dynamics across global group portfolio

FTSE100 online gambling group GVC Holdings Plc has renewed and extended its CRM and marketing partnership with ‘relationship marketing hub’ Optimove. Updating the market, GVC will move to extend Optimove marketing provisions and tools across its enlarged brand portfolio, which will include servicing UK Gala brands and new US MGM joint venture Roar Digital. Optimove has served as GVC’s lead CRM …

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BetBlocker develops mobile feature to block gambling sites

Launching a new subscription-free service, BetBlocker has developed a new mobile feature which allows punters to restrict gambling-related apps on Android devices and desktops.  The tool comes as a new bid to support punters that have experienced gambling related harm. Users are able to restrict their devices from accessing over 5,900 gambling operator websites, and over 1,000 mobile applications.  Manager …

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